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Awesome Toy Picks: Marvel Legends Infinite--Red Skull

A cool collectible you'll want to add to your collection.

Each week we take a close look at a cool comic book collectible. That means taking it out of the package. With Captain America: The Winter Soldier almost upon us, this is sort of the first in a series of Cap-related items. That means there'll be another cool Cap item next time. Hasbro has continued with its Marvel Legends Infinite series, focusing on Captain America. In particular, Red Skull.

Red Skull is perhaps Captain America's greatest villains. He also played a big role in the first movie. With this line of figures, it's great to see that Hasbro didn't decide to go with different versions of Cap. They included several of Cap's enemies as you can see on the back of the packaging.

This also part of a Build a figure series. By buying the different figures, you can a big Mandroid. But what is weird is you can't complete the entire figure just yet. You'll have to wait until the rest of the figures in the line come out in Fall 2014. Red Skull is part of a Agents of HYDRA subgroup. That apparently means both Red Skull and the HYDRA agent both come with the Mandroid armor's left arm. That seems redundant but then again, I haven't actually seen a HYDRA agent figure as I'd imagine they get snatched up right away.

Here's what the Mandroid arm looks like.

The Red Skull figure is ready for action. He's also ready for a change in the weather as he's wearing a pretty snazzy overcoat. He also comes with a couple guns.

It's almost as if he's ready to Cosplay or something. You don't normally see orangish guns unless they're toy guns. But why would Red Skull have toy guns?!? The bigger gun he has doesn't look like your typical gun either. With Red Skull, who knows what it would be capable of.

His coat, of course, sports a HYDRA logo on the sleeve.

The nice thing about the detail in the figure is everything isn't a straight simple mold. There's some give to parts, such as the jacket and holsters. It gives the figure a less stiff look with parts being able to move.

Even though he comes with two guns, he can really only hold a gun in his right hand. The smaller gun also fits and has some cool detail.

I know some really like the sculpt of the Infinite figures but this one in particular has weird arm joints. Trying to straighten out his arms is a little weird. But he is pretty cool looking.

Oh, I forgot to mention, the bigger gun does have a holster it fits into at his side.

And of course, he comes with a Tesseract, or Cosmic Cube, if you prefer.

This is what Red Skull really wants. It's what would make him most happy. So let's look at a bunch of shots of him celebrating having possession of it.

What do you think of this figure. It's great seeing actual villains on sale in the toy aisles. I do have another figure in this line that we'll look at at a later date. That's it for now. We'll have another cool collectible featured next time.

39 Comments
Edited by Nova`Prime`

To bad its just an Ultimate Nick Fury with a Red Skull head and cosmic cube.

Posted by BalooMamalu

This is a repaint of the Nick Fury toy, just with a different head.

Posted by G-Man

You guys are saying Nick Fury is the Red Skull? Why not just enjoy this?

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Edited by Onemoreposter

@g_man: Hey, there's no doubt it's a cool looking toy, but you can't blame the posters for pointing out that the manufacturer is being lazy here.

Also, wish they would release an Ultimate Red Skull model (preferably a statue). Really REALLY enjoyed the first Ultimate Avengers arc. I think it deserves some merchandise.

Edited by nintendork666

I agree. Still super badass

Posted by andy_117

Red Skull is my favourite villain. I'm not sure I like the look of this one, though.

Posted by Novemberx2

Tesseract looks really good, bummed they never did marvel legends line of avengers movie (well they did, but it was a walmart exclusive and not available in the UK)

Posted by mak13131313

Snazzy! I like the He-Man "I have the power" pose you have him in with the Tesseract. Hahaha!

Edited by G-Man

@onemoreposter: Yeah. But Toy Biz in the 90s was super lazy. So many figures were straight up repaints with no changes to the any parts of the figure. Like I remember the same figure used for Spider-Woman (Jessica), Spider-Woman (Julia), Jean Grey (X-Factor costume), and Invisible Woman. Or Elektra and Psylocke being the same. Elektra even game with Psylocke's psychic blade.

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Edited by Sammo21

This repaint doesn't bother me as I would never own an Ultimate Nick Fury figure to begin with. I do prefer the Diamond Select film version of Red Skull, but oddly they are both about the same cost at retail. I think I paid close to $20 for this fig and exactly $20 for the Diamond Select skull.

Edited by Jake Fury

Glad they left the swastika out.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

I think the figure is pretty cool so theres that.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Okay, yeah, that's pretty badass.

Posted by Maddpanda531

A very cool figure!

Posted by iceslick

@g_man: Don't worry Tony, I think the figure still looks awesome. I understand why it's a repaint of Nick Fury, because why remodel the Red Skull figure if it's going to look similar.

Edited by Bad_People

@g_man said:

You guys are saying Nick Fury is the Red Skull? Why not just enjoy this?

What a Twist!

...But anyway, I want to see that Baron Zemo Figure.

Posted by G-Man
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Posted by LiveForever

@g_man "But what is weird is you can't complete the entire figure just yet. You'll have to wait until the rest of the figures in the line come out in Fall 2014."

Not true actually. The box is wrong. The second wave figures are in stores now. They usually start in California and Florida and work their way inland.

Posted by ThePRez

Why are the marvel figurers are getting smaller?

Posted by LiveForever

@theprez: What do you mean? There are three different lines of Marvel figures through Hasbro. Marvel Universe (3.75 inch), Marvel Legends (6 inch) and Marvel Select (7 inch). The one above is Marvel Legends.

Edited by G-Man

@liveforever: I sure haven't seen them in Northern California.

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Posted by IndieComicsFTW

Also, wish they would release an Ultimate Red Skull model (preferably a statue). Really REALLY enjoyed the first Ultimate Avengers arc. I think it deserves some merchandise.

Word.

Posted by LiveForever

@g_man: You can thank the rabid collectors like myself for that... although I haven't managed to find movie Cap, Winter Soldier, or Black Widow either in NY.

Posted by deadcool_XD

That's a pretty nice action figure. I like how it has a good amount of positions to put it in. The cube is cool because it looks like it has depth, and they even got the smallest details correct such as the eye color which I have seen messed up before. Line detail is immaculate, only critique that is pretty much impossible to fix is the shirt. When it is crinkled in a specific pattern like it is when the figure is in different positions the crinkle would not be the same, but of course this is a very hard thing to fix so overall this was a nice action figure .